Sony announces budget Android 4.1 Jelly Bean smartphone, the Xperia E

Published Date
06 - Dec - 2012
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06 - Dec - 2012
Sony announces budget Android 4.1 Jelly Bean smartphone, the Xper...

Sony has added another smartphone to its budget line up, the Xperia E. The smartphone boasts of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean straight out of the box. The Xperia E is expected to hit store shelves early next year in two colours - black or champagne.

In terms of specifications under the hood, the Xperia E has a 3.5-inch HVGA display with a resolution of 480 x 320. It has a 1GHz single-core snapdragon MSM7227A processor (also called the Snapdragon S1), 512MB RAM and 4GB built-in storage. The rear of the phone has a 3.2MP camera. The Xperia E has a curvy design and is quite light weighing a mere 115gms. It is quite thin too measuring at 11mm thin. It also has a 1500mAh battery.

Sony has also announced a dual-SIM version of the Xperia E, called the Xperia E dual. The specifications of the phone are the same with the biggest difference being that the E dual will work on Android 4.0 ICS straight out of the box and will be upgradable to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in at a future date.

Xperia E comes equipped with the in-built “WALKMAN” application that includes xLOUD audio technology, 3D surround sound and a manual equalizer. The smartphone also has access to Sony’s music streaming service, Music Unlimited. The Xperia E also comes with DLNA wireless connectivity.

“Consumers looking to take their first steps into the world of Xperia smartphones would be well advised to look at Xperia E or Xperia E dual. They are perfect for those seeking affordable access to the quality and functionality more traditionally associated with high-end Android smartphones,” said Calum MacDougall, Director Xperia Marketing at Sony Mobile Communications.

Source: Sony 

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